Paying for your child's meal:
Student balances follow the student from school to school within the district and remain on the student account from one year to the next.
You are welcome, and encouraged, to prepay your child's meals. To help assure that each child eats lunch, we may allow a child to "charge" a meal (the parent/guardian is responsible to pay for any meals served to their student), but students who have a negative balance* in their meal account will not be permitted to charge meals until their account is current.
To prepay your child's account, you may give payments (cash, money order or check) directly to a member of the kitchen staff or you may make online payments to manage deposits using a debit or credit card.
Make checks/money orders payable to the Auburn School District.
Please include the student's name, ID number, grade and homeroom teacher's name on the check or money order (or on the envelope if you send a cash deposit).
Online payments can be made through:
Paying for Meals - Staff:
Making online payments for school meals is convenient. Please use the log-in and password that was sent via email to your Employee Access>Employee Information>Personal Information>Employee Letters in Skyward. Click here for payment instructions.
The Child Nutrition Services program is Federally funded and is fiscally accountable for taxpayer dollars used by the program. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pay for student meals unless a free eligibility has been determined. The Charging Policy has been established to help assure each student eats lunch.
Family Access Log-In/Password
Child Nutrition no longer provides log in or passwords for Family Access. Please contact the main office of your child's school to receive log in/password information.
Why does my child have an InTouch cafeteria fine/fee?
When a student withdraws or graduates from the Auburn School District, and has a negative balance on their meal account, that amount is posted as an InTouch fine/fee. The amount due may be paid through the school bookkeeper or in the main office at the school.
Just like a fee or fine for any other program or lost/damaged item, once the child nutrition amount is paid, the fee is cleared from the student record. While a fee amount remains on a student's record, official records will not be released (3520P).
What if my student's account has a balance?
Some families choose to donate account balances to our in-need student account; these donations are gratefully accepted. If you have another student in the Auburn School District and would prefer to have the balance transferred to that student, staff in the CNS office can take care of that for you.
Upon request, the balance of your student's account can be refunded. Refunds take approximately three to four weeks and the refund check is mailed to the parent/guardian. To request a refund, call the Child Nutrition Services office at 253-931-4972. We are happy to arrange the option that works best for you!